Furthur Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 2013-09-22
02 Samson & Delilah
03 Foolish Heart >
04 Black Throated Wind
05 Brown Eyed Women
06 The Music Never Stopped
07 New Speedway Boogie
02 Weather Report Suite >
03 Eyes Of the World >
04 Dark Star (verse 2) >
05 The Other One >
06 Morning Dew >
07 Help On the Way >
08 Slipknot! >
09 Franklin's Tower
10 donor rap
11 Brokedown Palace
Branford Marsalis played saxophone(s) from the "Let It Grow" section of "Weather Report Suite" through the rest of Set Two and the encore
Subject: Simply a pleasure
Which is what makes the sax such a great addition to sound that peels off that stage. I saw Clarence Clemmons back in Boca a few years ago with them and the sax just adds a very different dimension. I couldn't tell you that Branford plays any better than Ornette Coleman did back in '93 or not: what I can tell you is that he played, and to me, it sounded great.
Best part of it all was watching the lightning sizzle through the storm-lashed sky and feeling the wind pick up during BTW. That worked great for me.
The 2nd set moved along quite nicely and HSF dropped right in where it belonged insofar as my head space was concerned.
I have found that Furthur and most of the other Dead related bands (Phil & Friends, Ratdog, etc.), the playing is more inspired, any song can be played at any time, many songs the Dead refused to play are back in the reprotoire, any night a guest may walk out on stage. I love the fact that Phil is always changing up his band and the sound is always different. Bobby and Phil (especially Phil) always have huge smiles on their faces when playing. It is refreshing and inspiring.
You are certainly entitled to your opinion and are permitted ti like and dislike what you wish. I would give almost anything to see one of those incredible MSG shows of the early 80's, but I can't. Jerry is dead and buried, and I think Bobby and Phil did Jerry proud. They have kept the original idea and philosophy of the band alive and well.
I am sure this has more to do with technology than anything else, but Phil and Bobby are far more pronounced and distinct now than in any recording I have heard from the Dead. Again, alot has changed in the world of technology since 1995.
Subject: Thank You for a Real Good Time!!
Subject: Was it Bill Graham who said...
Quite a show, and quite a nice recording, especially with the wind and rain (which all but quit when Branford entered). A few sound issues in the first set are from the sound system itself. All were on their game, but I thought Jeff Chimenti really shined; Sunshine's vocals were up in the mix and she had some fine moments also. For those just reading the setlist, "Jam" or "Space" could be inserted between Eyes and Dark Star v2, as well as between Dark Star & The Other One; those jams went well beyond the songs.
As for the "no Jerry"; yes, he's sorely missed and no, this isn't quite authentic Grateful Dead. Check out Red Rocks 9/6/85 and smell those roses, then give this another listen.
Subject: I wish I could have been there for it was stellar!
Subject: Boo Yah!
Subject: Limey, you're missing the point
Generally I think the project has had some weak points, but this last weekend at Red Rocks was special. Bob was in stronger form than I can recall anytime recently. The setlists were creative, expansive and inspired (at least Thursday and Sunday when I went.)
First set is a little spotty but second set shines through as one of the "bands" most legit guest appearances yet. Branford played a bit with Bobby and Bruce Hornsby last summer but when rumors started to surface that Branford might take a night off from his stint with Colorado Symphony Orchestra to join old cohorts Phil & Bobby I didn't personally buy it. When Bobby said "call for secuirty" during "Let It Grow" and Branford busted onstage immediately remerging himself with authentic contribution for nearly the entire set, it's kind of lame of you to summarize this set as "lacking".
Did you even attend this show?
Either way I'm not trying to put you down, just saying your review didn't really give any insight to this special occasion. We don't need a grand statement about whether Phil or Bob should or shouldn't still be performing Grateful Dead songs without Jerry. Obviously plenty feel it worthwhile to visit even a portion of that feeling.
Great show from a project that has brought Phil & Bob back on the road together after all the years, for better or worse.
Eyes, Dew, Franklin's. With Branford. Sweet!
R I P Jerr
Subject: Thanks for a real good time !
Subject: ..a smoking crater of my mind...
Subject: All timer
Subject: Great Live Show
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